The Los Angeles County Fire Department will ask the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to endorse a proposal to raise the property taxes of residents and businesses in 50 cities and all unincorporated county areas that are served by county fire stations.
If the tax is approved, $13.99 will be added to the fall tax bills of the 519,000 homeowners in the Consolidated Fire Protection District. With board approval, the fire tax could be increased by up to four times, to $55.96, in future years. Depending on a building's size, apartment owners in the district will be charged up to $561 this year and commercial building owners up to $1,176.
The district includes most small cities throughout the county.